Physical therapy in Lander, Wyoming
Our licensed Physical Therapists in Lander are a strong and cohesive team of professionals with a wide range of specialty skills and certifications, including pelvic floor rehabilitation, vestibular and balance issues, orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, hand therapy and aquatic therapy. They spend one-on-one time with patients to evaluate their condition, discuss treatment options, and develop an effective, evidence-based treatment plan. Patients appreciate the team approach to their care as they benefit from the unique skills and abilities each therapist brings to the team, however, they can expect to be under the direct care and supervision of the same therapist throughout their care.
With nearly 20 years of history in the community, we have earned the reputation among patients and physicians for consistently delivering high quality care and treatments.
Patients can consult the professionals at Fremont Therapy Group with the confidence they are reaching out to experienced and empathetic physical therapists who can help them.
Address: 8168 Highway 789 Lander, Wyoming, 82520
The Lander clinic is a 3,500 square foot facility with a heated therapy pool, 5 private treatment rooms and a large gym facility with state-of-the art therapy equipment. Our therapy pool is maintained at a comfortable 94 degrees. Patients enjoy the year-round safety of convenient handicap parking, fully handicap accessible entry and heated sidewalks.
Courtney Hansen - PT, MPT, CMTPT Director of Clinical Education/Owner
Courtney joined Fremont Therapy Group in September 1998. She has special training and a deep interest in women’s health issues including incontinence and pelvic pain, as well as advanced training in manual therapy techniques, sports rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy. Courtney is also certified in dry needling.
She possesses a unique ability to connect with each of her patients and instills the motivation, courage, and determination that coming back from an injury or illness demands. Her excitement and joy comes from helping her patients achieve their goals and get back to their full function. That is the same today as it was 21 years ago when she started her PT career.
Courtney earned her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Utah, and her Bachelor of Science from Florida State University.
Courtney and her husband, Ron, are raising two children, Craig and Whitney. She stays active in the community, enjoys life in the outdoors and loves watching her children participate in sports.
Tom Davis - PT, DPT, MS, OCS, SCS, CSCS Clinic Director/Owner
Tom is the director of the Lander clinic and brings a broad skillset to the team. Tom is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS).The OCS certification focuses on evidence-based practice, orthopedic injury examination, treatment, and medical interventions. He is also a Sports Certified Specialist (SCS). The SCS designation is the highest qualification that a physical therapist can attain in practice of Sports Physical Therapy and gives formal recognition for his advanced clinical knowledge, experience, and skills in this area. Tom is the only PT in Wyoming to have both an OCS and SCS.
Tom has a passion for sports medicine, as he has spent countless hours helping student-athletes in basketball and baseball recover from various sports-related injuries. Tom participated in a Sportsmetrics course which is scientifically proven ACL prevention program for high school athletes. He also achieved his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. As a CSCS, he applies scientific knowledge to train athletes for the primary goal of improving athletic performance.
In addition, Tom has advanced training in vestibular rehabilitation to differentially diagnose and treat vestibular disorders, he does Running Analysis sessions to help runners perfect their gait and is trained to fabricate custom orthotics.
Tom received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Temple University and earned his Master of Physical Therapy from California State University, Northridge. His undergraduate degree in Exercise Science is from his home state at the University of Montana.
When Tom is not working in the clinic, he enjoys spending his free time in the outdoors, running, biking, golfing, snowboarding and spending time with his wife and twin boys.
Kim Asbell - PT, MPT
Kim grew up in Lander and feels fortunate to be treating community members of her hometown. She works extensively in school-based settings with clients aged 5 to 21, focusing on meeting gross motor milestones in the areas of strength, balance, and co-ordination as well as sensory processing issues. While she primarily provides physical therapy to the students of Fremont County School District #1, Kim also treats in the outpatient setting and enjoys working with patients across a wide age range. Kim is a certified aquatic specialist, and is especially interested in the benefits aquatic therapy offers her patients.
Kim earned her Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. Prior to PT school, Kim studied at the University of Wyoming, completing a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Food Management.
Off duty, Kim takes advantage of Wyoming’s abundant outdoor adventures at her family cabin with three children, Ethan, Claire and Grace, and hunting dogs. In addition, Kim spends time with her extended family in the area, researches healthy recipes, has fun with Zumba, raises chickens, and is involved with her church activities.
Aileen Brew - PT, DPT, GCS
Aileen has been a practicing physical therapist since 2002. She has a broad base of experience and is a board-certified clinical specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy. With a strong background in working in a variety of settings including outpatient, hospital and skilled nursing facilities, Aileen has a passion for physical therapy because it involves the person in their progression towards better health and function, so much more than many other channels of our healthcare system. She is active, both literally and figuratively with her patients in every aspect of their treatments. Aileen loves being a part of restoring that for people who are challenged in their mobility.
Aileen earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2002. Though she initially planned to become a physician, physician’s assistant or nurse, she fell in love with physical therapy while volunteering in a large orthopedic clinic. Aileen has also earned the designation of Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy (GCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and she is one of only 3 physical therapists in Wyoming with this certification. Becoming a board-certified clinical specialist in geriatric physical therapy helps Aileen and her colleagues understand how critical it is to identify and address the various functional challenges geriatric patients face alongside their main medical diagnosis
Aileen originally came to Lander in 1991 to work for NOLS. Her love of NOLS and the outdoors kept her in the area for eight years before resurrecting her plan to continue on to grad school. The same love brought her back when she completed school.
Aileen and her husband Gary returned to Lander in 2002 and are raising their two daughters. Aileen loves spending time outside of work reading, cooking and enjoying the outdoors.
Nick Koch - PT, DPT
Nick Koch is a team member with a rich and diverse background. As a PT, he has invested time into understanding concussion, vestibular disorders, and other forms of dizziness, along with treating climber injuries. Nick also has interest in research of persistent pain and pain neuroscience education. Nick utilizes evidence based techniques to treat patients with all types of injuries and mobility issues.
Nick earned a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Colorado College. Spending time as an educator and non-profit program manager, Nick found his passion for teaching people knowledge that they could use to better their lives. Fueled by this passion for helping others, Nick then pursued an education in PT, earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah. Nick’s professional goal is to help equip patients with tools they can use to take care of their body in the long term, and help them understand just how much power they have over their own health.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Nick made his way to Wyoming via Oregon, Colorado, and Utah. He has a love for rock climbing, biking, and the outdoors in general. In addition, Nick is skilled at repairing outdoor clothing, backpacks and various soft goods.
Rebecca McDaniel - PTA, CCT
As a Physical Therapist Assistant, Rebecca’s treatment passion is manual therapy, especially the unique and effective soft tissue work of cupping and myofascial release. She has a special interest in treating with aquatic therapy and working with the pediatric population. Rebecca is driven to help patients who have chronic pain, using her training in Graded Motor Imagery (GMI). This technique uses brain games to reduce pain and helps patients find strategies for getting back to activities that they have been unable to do because of pain.
For Rebecca, there is nothing quite so rewarding as watching patients of all ages progress and overcome obstacles to regain function and take control of their pain.
Rebecca is a University of Wyoming graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and an Associate of Science in Physical Therapy graduate from Central Wyoming College.
Rebecca is a Wyoming native, originally from Pinedale. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves being outdoors camping, canoeing, snowshoeing, hunting, and fishing. You will also find Rebecca gardening, and spending time with her two yellow labs, cat, and chickens.
Todd Comstock – PTA, BA, CFCE, CWS
Todd joined Fremont Therapy Group after spending 21 years treating patients in the Big Piney, Wyoming region. He treated patients in Big Piney, Marbleton, Pinedale, and LaBarge in out-patient, school, and home environments. His main locale, however, was the Proactive clinic in Marbleton (Big Piney) which he managed for the majority of his years in the community. Providing PT in these rural towns, Todd brings with him experience working with patients of all ages across a broad spectrum of clinical environments. He particularly enjoys orthopedics and has advanced training in orthopedic manual therapy, is highly trained in wound care management. Being a member of communities based almost solely on the oil and gas industries, he is also certified in Functional Capacity Evaluations for those re-entering the work force following injury.
Todd earned his Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado and his Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Central Wyoming College.
Todd, along with his wife, Kari, and their three children: Emma, Grace, and Oliver, resides in Lander. When he isn't working, you will find him enjoying time with his family, fly-fishing, skiing, hiking/backpacking, or playing tennis.
Paige Nolan - LAT/ATC
Paige's lifelong passion for athletics and participation in high school softball is what led her to a career in athletic training. Paige provides support for area athletes to ensure safe strengthening and competition. She loves working with her athletes helping them learn effective techniques to return to play after injury. In clinic, she assists patients with their prescribed plan of care.
Paige graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. Paige is also SportsmetricsTM certified. While in the athletic training program, Paige worked with D1 football and softball teams. She also provided medical care and was a first responder at the Winter Dew Tour in 2015-16. There she worked with professional athletes for 10 days and gained new leadership and medical skills. In summer of 2016, Paige worked with Nitro World Tour providing medical care and being a venue manager for the athletes. She has also helped host the Big Sky Softball Championship Conference at Weber State where she delegated duties to other athletic trainers.
When Paige is not busy helping athletes, she enjoys spending the majority of her time camping, fishing, hunting, playing softball, skiing and riding four-wheelers.
Brenna Graham - Physical Therapy Technician
Brenna holds a rich background in the field of physical therapy. For the past several years she worked as a PTT in Douglas. Brenna is adept at providing support to our therapists, and helping patients feel comfortable during their treatment. In addition, she maintains all equipment and helps keep the clinic in top running order.
Brenna has future goals to continue her education in the healthcare field, utilizing her wide array of knowledge and knack for patient compassion. Along with this, she takes pride in giving to others and building meaningful relationships along the way.
A Wyoming native, Brenna loves adventures with family and friends, exploring new places, and cooking. With a family ranch, she also spends time supporting their ranching legacy.
Kathy Prins - Patient Care Coordinator
Kathy is the smiling face at the front desk in our Lander clinic. As the Patient Care Coordinator, Kathy ensures our patients are well taken care of from their first appointment, and throughout their entire course of treatment. She guides patients through all the necessary intake forms and provides guidance with insurance and billing questions. A true team player, Kathy feels pride in making each patient’s experience positive and her FTG co-workers’ jobs easier.
Kathy attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, after which she completed a one year internship to earn her degree in Medical Technology. Kathy worked as a Medical Technician in a hospital laboratory for several years in the midwest. Upon moving to Wyoming, Kathy gained experience as an appointment coordinator in orthodontics and as a customer accounts manager in insurance.
Kathy and her husband have two grown children and a silver lab puppy. They enjoy spending their free time putting the finishing touches on their log cabin home, fixing up their vintage camper, and gardening.
Lisa Lowham - OTR/L
Lisa is a Wyoming native who provides Occupational Therapy to children in Fremont County School District #1. She is skilled in reaching children and loves to help these young students participate as fully as possible in school programs and activities.
Lisa earned her OTR/L from Colorado State University. In addition, she is is certified in Pediatric Neuro Development (NDT) and has advanced training from the Tscharnuter Akademie for Movement Organization (TAMO) in pediatrics.
Outside of her work, she is active in numerous local philanthropic organizations and has been responsible for organizing many impactful community events.
Lisa and her husband Tony have four boys who keep them busy with sports, academic life, and travelling.
Bree Martinsen - PTA
Bree has worked in a variety of settings including home health care, long-term care facilities, and orthopedic outpatient clinical settings. Bree often works in the clinic; however, her focus is in pediatric therapy in the school-based setting with children from kindergarten to Grade 12. She has had specialized training in treating sensory integration/processing disorders, working with autistic children, and with children with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, Down’s Syndrome and a variety of other genetic disorders.
Bree graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Central Wyoming College in May of 1998 and joined Fremont Physical Therapy that fall.
Born and raised in Lander, she has been married for almost 20 years and has two sons. She enjoys spending time in the mountains and desert camping and four-wheeling with friends and family, gardening, and watching her children playing sports.
Tammy Bushmeyer - PT
Tammy has a professional interest in pediatric physical therapy, especially school age children. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin in LaCross. The majority of her work experience since graduation has been working with children with a variety of developmental delays and diagnoses from infancy to 21. She is certified to administer Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT). Tammy pursues continuing education in the treatment of sensory dysfunction.
She is native of Merrill, Wisconsin, and moved to Wyoming in 1989. She and her husband of more than 25 years, Clark, have two sons. When she is not working, she enjoys being with her family, reading, flower gardening, church activities and pursuing outdoor activities such as camping, canoeing and hiking.
Laurie Paxton - OT/L
Laurie is an Occupational Therapist in Lander and happily returned to Wyoming after living near Amarillo, Texas for 13 years. Since her return, Laurie has worked with people of all ages, although the majority of her experience is in pediatrics with children who are diagnosed with Down Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, various other genetic disorders and developmental delays. Her special interests include working with children who have diagnoses on the autism spectrum, and those with sensory processing disorders. Laurie has earned her Pediatric Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) certification. With the NDT certification, Laurie provides specialized care to pediatric patients with neuromuscular dysfunction using evidence based treatment.
Originally from Wisconsin, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Mount Mary College (1980) in Milwaukee WI.
Married for 27 years, she lives on a ranch near Riverton with her husband and their menagerie. They have 3 grown children who are in California, Wyoming and Illinois. She enjoys reading, hiking, working in the yard, riding a bike and the last several years run/walking with the completion of 3 half marathons.
Kelsey Berg - MOTR/L
Kelsey enjoys treating patients of all ages. Her current passion is working with K-12 students who have attention difficulties, sensory processing difficulties, visual perceptual, and fine motor difficulties. Prior to moving to Lander, Kelsey worked in the acute care hospital setting for 6 years in Casper. In the hospital setting, she treated conditions ranging from post-operative, to trauma, to neurological. She then changed gears and worked with students for 4 years in the Casper school district.
Kelsey is a Lander native and is happy to be back in the area. She graduated from the University of North Dakota at Casper College with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree.
When Kelsey’s not in the school system helping children, she spends her time with her husband and 2 young daughters on their ranch. She loves riding horses, spending time in the outdoors, playing volleyball, and spending time with family. She is thrilled to be back in the Lander area where much of her family lives.
Lisa Rhyne - OTR/L
Lisa is seasoned occupational therapist who provides care to children in our school district. She loves the variety of her field and takes pride in making a positive impact on each individual she guides through therapy.
Lisa treats each of her patients one on one and works with them to reach goals that make help make for a life filled with function and meaningful activity. Lisa earned her Occupational Therapy degree from Colorado State University. Throughout her OT career, Lisa has treated a variety of patients from early intervention pediatrics, orthopedics, to in-patient hospital rehabilitation.
A Brush, Colorado native, Lisa now embraces farming and ranching in Wyoming. Outside of OT, she spends time with her family, loves to read, but mostly enjoys daily adventures with her two adventurous boys.
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